Sending Public Key

jason heddings rocket at
Wed Feb 14 03:45:09 CET 2007

Thanks for all the help!  We are going to look into OpenPGP and OpenSSL
(since we may need it for our web server anyway).


-----Original Message-----
From: gnupg-users-bounces at [mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at]
On Behalf Of David Shaw
Sent: Tuesday, 13 February, 2007 09:43
To: gnupg-users at
Subject: Re: Sending Public Key

On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 12:53:38PM -0700, jason heddings wrote:
> Thanks for the reply (and keeping me from making a big mistake)...
> So, for doing basic data encryption / transmission, what's the right way
> go?  We just need to do public key encryption, send the data (via email or
> postal), decrypt on a backend.

It sounds like straight OpenPGP will do the job for you.  It is a
well-understood and widely supported protocol for public key
encryption.  GnuPG can do what you need right out of the box, and can
handle both email and postal easily.


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